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Beautiful Gate
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Beautiful Gate, Gate called Beautiful. A gate of Herod’s temple where Peter and John healed a lame man (Acts 3:2, 10).The exact location of this gate is unclear. It was probably the East Gate that divided the court of the Gentiles from the court of women. It could possibly be identified with a gate covered with plates of Corinthian brass, singled out by Josephus in his description of the temple (Jewish War 5.201, 204–5; see also 6.293). On the other hand, Josephus may be referring to the Nicanor Gate.Some have identified the Beautiful Gate with the Nicanor Gate, which is mentioned in m. Middot 1.4; 2.3, 6; m. Yoma 3.10. Others have identified it with the Shushan Gate of m. Middot 1.3. (The Shushan Gate was an outer gate of the Temple Mount, providing an entrance to the court of the Gentiles.) It is more likely that although both the Nicanor and Beautiful gates were on the east side of the temple, the Nicanor Gate divided the court of Israel from the court of women, and the Beautiful Gate divided the court of women from the court of the Gentiles.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Beautiful Gate
Beautiful Gate Beautiful Gate, Gate called Beautiful. A gate of Herod’s temple where Peter and John healed a lame man (Acts 3:2, 10).The exact location of this gate is unclear. It was probably the East Gate that divided the court of the Gentiles from the court of women. It could possibly be identified
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Beautiful Gate (Place)
BEAUTIFUL GATE (PLACE) [Gk hē hōraı́a pýlē (ἡ ὡραία πύλη)]. Gate of Herod’s temple where John and Peter healed a lame man (Acts 3:2, 10). The gate is not mentioned by its NT name in any of the Jewish sources. Christian tradition, and some modern scholars, identify it with the Golden or Susa (Shusan)
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Beautiful Gate
Beautiful Gate. Gate of Herod’s temple in Jerusalem where a man born lame was miraculously healed through the ministry of Peter and John (Acts 3:2, 10). The location of this gate is uncertain, but it was probably the gate leading from the Court of the Gentiles into the Women’s Court, called the Corinthian
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gate, Beautiful
Gate, Beautiful [Gk hē hōraía pýlē]. A gate of Herod’s temple mentioned in the narrative of the healing of the lame man by Peter and John (Acts 3:2, 10). The traditional view places this gate at the east side of the whole temple area, equating it with the Susa (or Shushan) Gate. Majority opinion,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Beautiful Gate
BEAUTIFUL GATE Gate of Herod’s temple in Jerusalem where a man born lame was miraculously healed through the ministry of Peter and John (Acts 3:2, 10). The location of this gate is uncertain, but it was probably the gate leading from the Court of the Gentiles into the Women’s Court, called the Corinthian
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Gate, Beautiful
GATE, BEAUTIFUL. The temple of Herod, which was the sanctuary in Jerusalem in the days of Jesus and the early church, was set in the midst of a courtyard, called the court of the Gentiles. Separating the outer court from the temple proper was a great wall, which in time of need made of the temple an
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Beautiful Gate
Beautiful Gate. A gate located on the east side of Jerusalem and the temple complex (Acts 3:2, hē thýra hē hōraía), named after the beautifully decorated Corinthian bronze doors (according to Josephus BJ v.5.3). To those coming from the court of the Gentiles it gave access to the court of the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Beautiful Gate
BEAUTIFUL GATE A gate of Herod’s Temple in Jerusalem where Peter and John healed a paralytic (Acts 3:2, 10).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Beautiful gate
Beautiful gatethe name of one of the gates of the temple (Acts 3:2). It is supposed to have been the door which led from the court of the Gentiles to the court of the women. It was of massive structure, and covered with plates of Corinthian brass.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GATE, THE BEAUTIFUL
GATE, THE BEAUTIFUL<bu’-ti-fool> ([ἡ ὡραία πύλη του̂ ἱερου̂, he horaia pule tou hierou]): This gate of Herod’s temple is mentioned in the narrative of the healing of the lame man by Peter and John in Acts 3:2, 10. Little dispute exists as to the identification of the Beautiful Gate with the
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Beautiful Gate
BEAUTIFUL GATE Scene of the healing of a lame man by Peter and John (Acts 3:2, 10). Neither the OT nor other Jewish sources mention a “Beautiful Gate.” Christian tradition has identified the gate with the Susa (or Shushan) or Golden Gate on the east side of the temple leading from outside into the Court
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Beautiful Gate
Beautiful Gate (ἡ ὡραία πύλη [θύρα]). A gate of the temple built by Herod the Great and renowned for its splendor. This name occurs only in the NT, which mentions it as the place where Peter and John the apostle healed a lame man (Acts 3:2, 10). Some uncertainty exists concerning the identification
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